Jeff Bezos named Dolly Parton the newest recipient of his Braveness and Civility award, handing the music legend $100 million to direct to any charities she chooses.
“She provides together with her coronary heart. What she’s accomplished for youths, and literacy, and so many different issues, is simply unimaginable,” Bezos, 58, stated in a video posted on social media.
“I’ve all the time stated, I attempt to put my cash the place my coronary heart is, and I believe you do the identical factor,” Parton stated within the video. “I’ll do my greatest to do good issues with this cash. Thanks Jeff.”
Parton, 76, has operated a basis that’s distributed books to youngsters globally. A powerful advocate of vaccination, she supported Moderna Inc.’s shot via a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt College Medical Middle for coronavirus analysis.
Bezos has beforehand awarded $100 million apiece to chef Jose Andres, whose World Central Kitchen feeds individuals in disaster-stricken areas all over the world, and Van Jones, the founding father of Dream.Org.
Bezos, the world’s fourth-richest individual with a $123.9 billion fortune, has elevated his philanthropic efforts since stepping down as Amazon.com Inc.’s chief govt officer final yr. He’s focusing most of his consideration on local weather change along with his $10 billion Earth Fund and likewise introduced a $200 million reward to the Smithsonian Nationwide Air and Area Museum.
The billionaire can also be stated to be curious about buying the the NFL’s Washington Commanders, presumably with music mogul Jay-Z as an investor.
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